What is Trademark Class?

Trademark is divided into 45 different classes which represent different sets of goods and services as per International certification of Goods and Services.

It is mandatory to do trademark research while filing trademark registration applications to avoid discrepancies. It is beneficial for the applicant to choose the right class of trademark and to avoid set back of  the registration process.

If the business activity involves various goods or services falling under different trademark classification, applicants can file trademark applications in more than one class. Further, even if a registered trademark exists under one class, another entity can file a trademark application for the same mark under another class.

Trademark class finder tool is useful to find the correct trademark class for your goods or services from over 80,000 goods and services.

Among the 45 classes mentioned below, 34 classes come under the Goods section, and 11 classes come under service section.

Basis of Trademark Classification

Trademark is a sign, symbol or mark used to differentiate between the goods sold by two or more manufacturers. Once registered the registration gives the owner the right to protect their trademark. The manufacture of goods and services are grouped into different categories. 

Classes of Trademark are as follows: 
– Classes for Goods
– Classes for Services

Trademark Classification of Goods

ClassDescription
Trademark Class 1Chemical used in industry, science, photography, agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesive used in industry
Trademark Class 2Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordents; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters; decorators; printers and artists
Trademark Class 3Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning; polishing; scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions, dentifrices
Trademark Class 4Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels(including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles, wicks
Trademark Class 5Pharmaceutical, veterinary and sanitary preparations; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; materials for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparation for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides
Trademark Class 6Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; ores
Trademark Class 7Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs
Trademark Class 8Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; side arms; razors
Trademark Class 9Scientific, nautical, surveying, electric, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment and computers; fire extinguishing apparatus
Trademark Class 10Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopaedic articles; suture materials
Trademark Class 11Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes
Trademark Class 12Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water
Trademark Class 13Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fire works
Trademark Class 14Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewellery, precious stones; horological and other chronometric instruments
Trademark Class 15Musical instruments
Trademark Class 16Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); playing cards; printers’ type; printing blocks
Trademark Class 17Rubber, gutta percha, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials and not included in other classes; plastics in extruded form for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, not of metal
Trademark Class 18Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, hides, trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery
Trademark Class 19Building materials, (non-metallic), non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal.
Trademark Class 20Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods(not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother- of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics
Trademark Class 21Household or kitchen utensils and containers(not of precious metal or coated therewith); combs and sponges; brushes(except paints brushes); brush making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steelwool; unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes
Trademark Class 22Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other classes) padding and stuffing materials(except of rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials
Trademark Class 23Yarns and threads, for textile use
Trademark Class 24Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.
Trademark Class 25Clothing, footwear, headgear
Trademark Class 26Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers
Trademark Class 27Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings(non-textile)
Trademark Class 28Games and playthings, gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees
Trademark Class 29Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, fruit sauces; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats
Trademark Class 30Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, artificial coffee; flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery, ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking powder; salt, mustard; vinegar, sauces, (condiments); spices; ice
Trademark Class 31Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals, malt
Trademark Class 32Beers, mineral and aerated waters, and other non-alcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages
Trademark Class 33Alcoholic beverages(except beers)
Trademark Class 34Tobacco, smokers’ articles, matches

Trademark Classification of Services

Class Description
Trademark Class 35 Advertising, business management, business administration, office functions.
Trademark Class 36 Insurance, financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.
Trademark Class 37 Building construction; repair; installation services.
Trademark Class 38 Telecommunications.
Trademark Class 39 Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.
Trademark Class 40 Treatment of materials.
Trademark Class 41 Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.
Trademark Class 42 Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software.
Trademark Class 43 Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.
Trademark Class 44 Medical services, veterinary services, hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.
Trademark Class 45 Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals.